What patterns of inclusion and exclusion do non-Muslims in Aceh, where sharia law is enforced as of 2001, experience? And more specifically, what are factors that foster religioethnic engagement in Kutacane and social barriers Singkil? Read the full article »
Authority, Community & Identity
Religious as well as secular communities and individuals negotiate and maintain their identities in an increasingly plural public sphere. Large-scale modern processes of industrialization, urbanization, bureaucratization, and mass mobility have affected the internal dynamics of these communities as well as the ethics, interior spiritual life and worldview of individuals. In this context of shifting forms, expressions, and traditions of believing, behaving, and belonging, this working group will explore how Catholic, Muslim, and secular individuals are seeking, constructing, communicating and finding meaning, and the emerging forms and structures of religious authority.